Shoe inventory

I realised I never took photos of all my shoes – how can one truly see my clothing inventory (and my handbag inventory) without seeing my footwear? I did say I had 20 shoes in my clothing inventory though, but no photos.  Shame on me. Here’s the suite of shoes:

 

Foam thongs (in water polo team colours), leather sandals/thongs, inside slippers (in cold places like Europe) and sheepskin slippers
Foam thongs (in water polo team colours), leather sandals/thongs, inside slippers (in cold places like Europe) and sheepskin slippers
Work boots flat boots
Flat winter boots, work boots (I have a second pair at work), and rain boots
These are the workhorses of the weekend! The leftmost still cause me some blisters after lots of wear, the middle Campers should have died, but they have been reincarnated, and the new Campers with a slight heel (still cause some blisters too)
These are the workhorses of the weekend! The leftmost still cause me some blisters after lots of wear, the middle Campers should have died, but they have been reincarnated, and the new Campers with a slight heel (still cause some blisters too)
Sandshoes or runners, either end are more casual.  The navy ones are great for walking on coral and rocks and water.
Sandshoes or runners, either end are more casual. The navy ones are great for walking on coral and rocks and water. The old runners are for an upcoming colour run, then they’ll be recycled
Closed toe heels for winter, opened toes heels for as much as possible, and the silver ones... might be on the way out.  I always pass over them, but it is nice to have a light coloured pair of heels
Closed toe heels for winter, opened toes heels for as much as possible, and the silver ones… might be on the way out. I always pass over them, but it is nice to have a light coloured pair of heels
I forgot these, buried deep! The heeled boots, the multi blue tone ballet flats (the most painful of my shoes maybe?) and my knee high boots bought in 2006!
I forgot these, buried deep! The heeled boots, the multi blue tone ballet flats (the most painful of my shoes maybe?) and my knee high boots bought in 2006!

Still a total of 20 pairs. Although I didn’t count the shoes I don’t wear, the birdcage ones I keep as a piece of art. They do fit my feet, but I’m not talented enough to wear them!

Birdcage heels
Entry way with floating shelves

Of the shoes pictured, I seldom wear the blue colour blocked ballet flats, I often pass over the flat suede boots… The very white casual runners don’t get worn much, but I refuse to wear real runners with jeans, and these are acceptable to me (and better than boots for a lot of walking). They also work with shorts etc. The silver heels are seldom worn, they are a bit dated, but sometime black is too hard for a light (dressy) summer dress. The closed toe heels aren’t comfortable (unlike the ones they replaced that I wore to death), so I would pass them up and replace them if I found something better.  The reef walking navy booties probably aren’t used enough, but I’ve had them since 2003, and they come into their own at times.  They are also small, and when I have blisters, it’s like wearing socks out in public!  So they have earned their place!

The leather sandals/slides have been so good to me – I bought them from the maker in Greece, and I bought a second pair, for myself, but my mother ended up with them. Sad, but great for her!

Oh I just found this article: http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/fashion/some-home-truths-about-that-shoe-addiction-of-yours-20131003-2uvek.html  Though, I own the loft, so clearly I’m not buying 13 pairs a year 🙂

18 Replies to “Shoe inventory”

  1. Advice from a well-meaning older lady: Quick, toss the ones that cause blisters, while you're still young and haven't permanently damaged your feet. Find nice shoes that don't hurt you.

    And your runners look in better nick than your weekend workhorses. Didn't they make you polish your shoes at boarding school? Luckily my husband polishes mine regularly. It gets the leather subtle and stops it cracking, as well as making the shoes look nicer.

    I love your opened toed high heels! I can't wear them much as I have ugly toes. ( See my first comment. I ruined my toes from wearing too pointy shoes.)

    1. It's SO hard to find shoes that don't hurt (and aren't Homey Peds!) They mainly tend to hurt in the heel area.

      My runners are new (like weeks old) at least one pair are. And yes, I did polish my shoes at school, but I'm pretty lax now – though both black pairs have been polished – one pair maybe a month ago (by a homeless guy) and the other when I was in Morocco last year… Seems I just get them dirty. I do own shoe polish though, so I can add that to long weekend chores.

      I used to be anti showing my toes, but now with pedicures (the BF likes them, and I like my toes better that way) I show them more. Still not 'beautiful' but improved.

  2. I realize that they don't really fit in with your current shoe wardrobe or style, but I LOVE those birdcage heels! (not that they fit in with my current shoe wardrobe or style either…lol)

    1. I love them too – which is why I had to have them. Actually, I bought them full price, then saw them on sale, so returned the first pair, got a full refund and re bought them in another store on sale!! WIN!

  3. Those birdcage heels are fabulous! I'd also like to find a short pair of rain boots. I love that your shoe collection is both intensely practical and stylish!

  4. By the time I got to the last picture, I was thinking, "I hope she has some tall boots!" I can see why you wouldn't wear over-the-knee boots very often, but they're a good wardrobe addition, IMO. I like your silver sandals, and your Art Shoes, too!

    1. Thanks Dar – the over the knee boots have had a long life (for a few years my mother wore them, nicely making them big enough to make them comfy for me). I love (to death) my silver sandals!

  5. I can see you like straps on your shoes. I'm starting to lean towards that too.

    Right now, I only have 2 pairs of ballet flats (still hunting down a new brown pair, but haven't found one yet not made in China), 1 pair of work heels, 1 pair of heeled sandals, 1 pair of flat sandals, 1 knee-high brown boot option and rainboots.

    That's it. 🙂

  6. I love the shoes on display! I have some shoes like that that I've worn maybe once (I'm more casual), but that's a great idea to display them!

  7. I love getting another peek into your closet! I really like the silver strappy ones 🙂 I have to agree with Lucinda about tossing shoes that are uncomfortable . . I don't think it's worth it to be in pain from your shoes. Do you have Clarks in your area? They're my favorite comfy shoe source. http://www.clarks.com.au/

    1. I love showing it off, so I'm glad it's not in vane 😮 I agree with tossing the painful ones, but… then I would have no choice. I like 'nice looking' shoes, and for short spaces of time, they are ok. It's just when I try to walk a while (like kilometers!) that it become a problem. I will look at Clarks, we do have them

  8. I enjoyed this peak at your shoes, my favorite would be the ones you have on display and don't wear. Are you sure you don't want to look into getting the high heeled wine bottle holder or the phone charger? 🙂

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